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Pvt Francis Marion Acord
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Birth: 1832
Roane County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 1864
Pope County
Arkansas, USA

Francis was born 1832 in Roane County, Tennessee, the son of John Acord (1797-1866) & Sarah Turner (1794-1866). In 1849 he migrated with his parents to Johnson County, Arkansas. They settled in the Mulberry Township where he met and married Elizabeth Horner on 10 January 1853. Francis was 5 feet 6 inches tall, having dark complexion, blue eyes and black hair.

US Army (union), Private, Company K, 2nd Arkansas Infantry

Mustered into the 10th Arkansas Militia at Clarksville, Arkansas at the outbreak of hostilities; after militias were turned over to Confederate control his brother William Gordon Acord joined a Confederate unit; Francis later joined Union infantry at Clarksville on 24 Jan 1864 at the urging of his Horner in-laws.

Francis was stationed at Lewisburg Ridge, near the present day town of Morrilton, Pope County, Arkansas where he died on April 28th 1864.

There is some disagreement among researchers about his cause of death. His military records do not state that he was killed in action, though his unit was involved in a skirmish near a bridge at Petit Jean some two weeks before his death. It is generally believed that he contracted measles or typhoid fever.
Two of his brothers-in-law, serving in the same unit, died within two weeks. He was buried near the encampment in a temporary graveyard with wooden markers. After the war the graveyard was moved but the markers had disintegrated so Francis' final resting place is unknown.

1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Francis M Acord
Age: 18
Birth Year: abt 1832
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1850: Mulberry, Johnson, Arkansas
Gender: Male
Family Number: 19
Household Members:
John Acord, age 53
Sarah Acord, age 56
William Acord, age 24
Francis M Acord, age 18

Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
Name: Francis M Acord
Gender: Male
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Horner
Spouse's Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 10 Jun 1853
Marriage County: Johnson
Event Type: Marriage
FHL Film Number: 1027105

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: F M Acord
Age in 1860: 27
Birth Year: abt 1833
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1860: Floyd, Johnson, Arkansas
Gender: Male
Post Office: Clarksville
Household Members:
F M Acord, age 27
Elizabeth Acord, age 23
John Acord, age 4
Columbus Acord, age 9/12

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
Name: Francis M. Acord
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Arkansas
Regiment Name: 2nd Arkansas Infantry
Company: K
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M383 roll 1

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
Name: Francis M Acord
Age at enlistment: 31
Enlistment Date: 14 Jan 1864
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Clarksville, AR
State Served: Arkansas
Survived the War?: No
Service Record: Enlisted in Company K, Arkansas 2nd Infantry Regiment on 14 Jan 1864.
Birth Date: abt 1833
Sources: Index to Compiled Military Service Records
National Archives: Index to Federal Pension Records
2nd Arkansas Union Infantry - Arkansas Research 
Family links: 
  John Acord (1797 - 1866)
  Sarah Turner Acord (1794 - 1865)
  Elizabeth Horner Acord (1835 - 1864)*
  John Samuel Acord (1856 - 1928)*
  Christopher Columbus Acord (1859 - 1927)*
  Calvin Acord (1824 - 1880)*
  Francis Marion Acord (1832 - 1864)
  Martha Isabella Acord Dickerson (1865 - 1899)*
*Calculated relationship
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: He was buried near the encampment in a temporary graveyard with wooden markers. After the war the graveyard was moved but the markers had disintegrated so Francis' final resting place is unknown.
Maintained by: Cousins by the Dozens
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Dec 12, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 10074262

My 2x Great Grandfather.
- Jerry Boitel (Beutel)
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- Martha Reid 19 UDC
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- Martha Reid 19 UDC
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